Monthly Archives: June 2015

Domestic inquiry will be credible

Domestic inquiry will be credible

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday vowed that the domestic inquiry, the Sri Lankan government would launch to investigate the excesses allegedly took place at the final phase of the war, would for surely be a credible mechanism for the global as well as the local …

India-Sri Lanka road link

India-Sri Lanka road link

Following the inauguration of Agartala-Dhaka bus service and signing of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal motor vehicle agreement, the Centre is also looking at connecting India and Sri-Lanka, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. The road connectivity, built across …

Deadline reached for switchover from Analogue to Digital TV

Deadline reached for switchover from Analogue to Digital TV

The deadline for the switchover from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), set at 00:01 UTC on 17 June 2015, heralds the development of ‘all-digital’ terrestrial broadcast services for sound and television for 119 countries belonging to ITU Region-1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East and …

Report must ‘reveal full force of resolution

Report must ‘reveal full force of resolution

The Canadian Tamil Congress called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to ensure an upcoming report on mass atrocities committed in Sri Lanka “reveals the full force and mandate” of the UN Human Rights Council resolution that commissioned it. In …

Army denies closure of Camps

Army denies closure of Camps

The Army denied media reports which said that 59 Army camps in Jaffna have been closed since January 2015 after the new government was established. Issuing a statement, the Army Headquarters denied reports to the effect that 59 Army camps have been closed down in …

Panel discussion on “High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka”

Panel discussion on “High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka”

A panel discussion on “Impending High Commissioner’s Report on Sri Lanka” was held on the 16th June 2015 in UNOG, Palais des Nations, Geneva. This event was organized by Ibn Sina, with partnership of Collectif la Paix au Sri Lanka, International Crime Prevention and Protection against …

GTF to work on four pillar strategy

GTF to work on four pillar strategy

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), the largest Diaspora organization in Europe, said it worked on a “four pillar strategy” to engage with Sri Lanka. In an interview with the Daily News, GTF Strategic Initiatives Director and Spokesperson Suren Surendiran explained the Four Pillar Strategy. He …

Prince Zeid wants credible mechanisms ahead of report to the September session

Prince Zeid wants credible mechanisms ahead of report to the September session

  Addressing the opening of the 29th UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva on 15 June 2015 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussain, in his opening statement said “that the new Government in Sri Lanka has passed a constitutional amendment which, if …

Indian Foreign Policy

Indian Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh on June 6-7 completes his arc of reaching out to India’s neighbors in South Asia. But, for now, two exceptions remain—the Maldives, where former president Mohamed Nasheed has been imprisoned, and Pakistan. With both countries, India’s relations are …

South Asia Will Be Left Behind if it Doesn’t Embrace Modernity: Modi

South Asia Will Be Left Behind if it Doesn’t Embrace Modernity: Modi

Describing “knowledge” as the focal point of all religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said South Asian region will be left behind if it does not embrace modernity. Modi said it was the good fortune of people living in India that they have the opportunity …